Telekom Veszprem dominant on the road, Meshkov Brest close versus last season's runner-up Aalborg

Meshkov Brest

Another EHF Champions League group stage round is behind us which means it is time for our weekly recap. SEHA – Gazprom League teams have managed to reach one victory in round 4 with a few teams being quite close to stunning favored opponents. Without further ado, let's get into it.

In Group A Vardar 1961 failed to stun favored Montpellier in Skopje. French team, which was in this one led offensively by young Kylian Villeminot and Julien Bos (seven goals each), managed to open the gap to four by the end of the first giving the 'Red&Black' no chances in the second half either. Timur Dibirov was however once again shining with seven goals and French pivot with a Skopje address Jeremy Toto finished the match with six.

German THW Kiel delivered a splendid performance at home against SEHA – Gazprom League vice-champion PPD Zagreb securing full bags with a 36:28 win. Croatian national team captain delivered an amazing performance against his former club finishing the match with seven goals. Young Filip Vistorop and Ivan Cupic, on the other hand, netted six each for Croatian champs.

Belarusian Meshkov Brest came inches away of stunning favored Aalborg – last season’s runner up, away from home. In the end 34:33 for the Danish side. Meshkov are however clearly on the rise – Baptiste Bonnefond shined with eight goals while winger Andrei Yurynok finished the match with five.

In Group B reigning SEHA – Gazprom League champion Telekom Veszprem delivered a dominant performance away from home in Portugal versus Porto taking full bags back home following a 23:30 victory. Hungarians were already six goals ahead at the break and there was simply nothing Portuguese side could do in this one in order to end up winning it. Petar Nenadic was once again on top of his game finishing the match with eight goals while Slovenian winger Gasper Marguc scored five. Rodrigo Corrales was incredible with 18 saves.

Motor Zaporozhye unfortunately weren’t as successful on the road but we have to say their task was much harder. PSG managed to make yet another statement about their ambitions this season scoring 40 goals and winning the match 40:32. Mikkel Hansen finished the match with six for hosts while Artem Kozakevych netted seven for Motor. Aidenas Malasinskas and Luka Sebetic netted five each.

Standings following EHF CL round 4:

Group A: Aalborg 6 (+17), Kiel 6 (+9), Szeged 5 (+8), Montpellier 5 (+5), Vardar 1961 5 (+4), Elverum 4 (-1), PPD Zagreb 1 (-27), Meshkov Brest 0 (-15)

Group B: Barca 6 (+18), Kielce 6 (+9), Telekom Veszprem 6 (+8), PSG 5 (+16), Porto 4 (-8), Dinamo Bucuresti 2 (-13), Motor Zaporozhye 2 (-17), Flensburg 1 (-13).